July 7, 2011

Classroom Jobs

There is a great linky party going on right now over at Mrs. Dillard's First Grade blog. She has started up an awesome party specifically for Classroom Jobs! I can't wait to see what other Kindergarten teachers do this. I just can't imagine having a job for each and every single student. I've done several different ways over the past couple of years in 3rd grade. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of my systems. But I can tell you about them. Please feel free to comment with questions and I will answer you back!

I've done jobs several different ways:
#1- I first started off not really doing jobs... that doesn't work too well because really, having classroom jobs are awesome! They are a fabulous management tool. They are especially effective if you tie them in with an end of the week rewards (treasure box, tickets, treat, etc.).

#2- I have had years when every student had a job. I typically had a couple of repeat jobs. For example:

2 Teacher's assistants
2 Postmasters
2 Substitutes
2 Door holders/Line Leaders
Folder Specialist (in charge of lunch folder and specials' folder)
2 Equipment Managers (playground equipment)
Calendar Helper
Gardener (waters plants)
2 Washers
2 Sweepers

#3- This past year I used Beth Newingham's way (love, love, loooove her!!) and had an entire classroom economy as well as employment applications, credit and debit sheets, and money in different denominations. My treasure box converted into a store. It was great! I had the same jobs as listed above but the kids and I decided on salaries at the beginning of the year... before I assigned any jobs :) So funny! Any who, it worked pretty well for most of the year, up until someone decided that it would be okay to steal money from others. Since it was at the end of the year I simply discontinued the whole thing and it was first come, first serve with jobs. Oh well, another year, another way.....

What's next?

I'm not quite sure how to do jobs in a Kindergarten classroom. I think if I just have 5 or 6 basic jobs and then just switch the kids out either on a daily basis or weekly basis. I hope this linky party can help me out with it! Click here to go find some awesome ideas!

Have a blessed day,

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for joining my linky party! You have some really good ideas. Take a look at my list...in my opinion it's easier to have a job for everyone. With the chart I have all I do is move the names down & they just rotate every week. They end up getting the same job a few times that year. My kiddos love it & it helps me out a ton!
    Peace, Mel D
    Oh the Places We’ll Go